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Matrix Civil War Games - 8/21/2008 4:16:56 AM   
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Are there any reviews that compare the three (I think) strategy Matrix Civil War Games? Basically, how are they similar/different is what I'm looking for - something to help guide me on a purchase.
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RE: Matrix Civil War Games - 8/21/2008 7:00:53 AM   
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I love the old Talon Soft Batrleground Games!  They aren't too frilly or advanced compared to new games but they are blast to play, are quick to run, and are reasonably cheap.  Nemo and I have an AAR of Gettysburg running right now.

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RE: Matrix Civil War Games - 8/21/2008 7:38:33 AM   
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ORIGINAL: lordhoff
Are there any reviews that compare the three (I think) strategy Matrix Civil War Games?


I think there was such a review - or was it one comparing ETO grand strategy games ? Can't remember really. What I do have is links to individual reviews - here goes :

Forge of Freedom : The American Civil War 1861-1865
Interview : http://pc.gamezone.com/news/08_07_06_08_02AM.htm
Preview : http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/forge-of-freedom-/725516p1.html
Review : http://www.wargamer.com/reviews/forge_of_freedom/
Review : http://www.armchairgeneral.com/articles.php?p=3585&page=1&cat=59
Review : http://www.gamesquad.com/index.php?option=com_articles&id=8&pform=&aid=181

AGEOD’S American Civil War – The Blue and the Gray (previously : Our Hearts were touched with Fire )
Review : http://www.wargamer.com/reviews/ageod_civilwar/
Review : http://www.armchairgeneral.com/articles.php?p=3510&page=1&cat=59

John Tiller's Battleground Civil War
Review : http://www.wargamer.com/reviews/battlegroundcivilwar/

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RE: Matrix Civil War Games - 8/21/2008 11:48:56 AM   
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Are there any reviews that compare the three (I think) strategy Matrix Civil War Games? Basically, how are they similar/different is what I'm looking for - something to help guide me on a purchase.


They're all fantastic. No, seriously.


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RE: Matrix Civil War Games - 8/21/2008 12:19:30 PM   
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quote:

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I love the old Talon Soft Batrleground Games!  They aren't too frilly or advanced compared to new games but they are blast to play, are quick to run, and are reasonably cheap.  Nemo and I have an AAR of Gettysburg running right now.



Hi John,

I agree with you 100%.

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RE: Matrix Civil War Games - 8/21/2008 12:24:38 PM   
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http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=1503227

Check out the third post in the above thread. It helped me to decide.

Ended up buying FOF because it gave me the option to fight detailed tactical battles if I wanted. Practically two games in one.

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RE: Matrix Civil War Games - 8/21/2008 6:28:30 PM   
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I bought the battleground series yesterday and am playing the 1st scenario of shiloh,its just like yesteryear!!!!Just wish there were more Civil war music and songs


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RE: Matrix Civil War Games - 8/22/2008 2:50:13 AM   
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Re: "I love the old Talon Soft Batrleground Games! They aren't too frilly or advanced compared to new games but they are blast to play, are quick to run, and are reasonably cheap. Nemo and I have an AAR of Gettysburg running right now. "

Yeah, me too - got them all. However, I was thinking more on the lines of strategy rather then battlefield tactics.

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RE: Matrix Civil War Games - 8/22/2008 2:54:10 AM   
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Re: "I think there was such a review - or was it one comparing ETO grand strategy games ? Can't remember really. What I do have is links to individual reviews - here goes : ----- "

Thanks. Taken all together it should (haven't actually linked yet ) give me a good idea. I thought I remembered one too (it's gotta be out there!).

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RE: Matrix Civil War Games - 8/22/2008 2:57:56 AM   
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Re: "They're all fantastic. No, seriously."



I'm sure that is true, Erik, but I'm betting that they are not exactly the same too - may get around to getting all three but that first pick is golden.

< Message edited by lordhoff -- 8/22/2008 2:58:05 AM >

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RE: Matrix Civil War Games - 8/22/2008 1:26:59 PM   
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Go to the FOF site and you will find links comparing the various ACW games. FOF is a great game both at strategic level and (if you select it) detailed tactical battles - a fine combination. It has a wide range of options enabling a player to choose between a basic version or far more complicated ones and at advanced level has incredible depth. Highly recommended.

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